Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME) tool – a new version for England

A foot care peer review programme of care providers across the South West, carried out by the South West Clinical Network in 2014-15, identified a need for accessible training in foot assessment for primary care diabetes teams. Working with the Universities of Edinburgh and Plymouth the FRAME tool has been updated to reflect NICE guidance for England and Wales.

A new verson of the Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME) tool launched in England on 1st February 2017. This free e-learning resource provides the learner with diabetic foot assessment training using interactive animations and case scenarios. The learner may opt to undertake an assessment at the end of the module which, if passed, gives a certificate of completion.

Any Health Care Professional/worker can access the tool to gain knowledge of the theoretical and practical competencies to safely and effectively undertake diabetes foot care assessments. The content follows current NICE guidance and provides access to the range of excellent patient advice leaflets developed by the College of Podiatrists.

The FRAME tool is endorsed by Diabetes UK and can be accessed at www.diabetesframe.org. Further information about the South West Clinical Network foot care peer review programme can be found at www.swscn.nhs.uk.